The residents of Zakynthos may run out of running water, due to the huge debts of local water company DEYAZ towards electricity company DEI, which has threatened to cut off its power supply.

Should DEI carry out its threat, then the water company’s pumps will not operate, which in turn will cut off water supply to all of its customers. DEYAZ has faced serious financial problems and urged customers to pay their debts, in order to pay off DEI and avoid an interruption in the water supply.

DEI however informed the municipal services that power towards DEYAZ’s pump stations would be cut off on the 1st of September, as the water company has failed to fulfill its payment obligations and settlements.

With the tourist season still in full swing, the mayor has called a meeting with the president of DEYAZ and legal consultants in order to find a solution to address the major problem.